18 January 2017
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
today published eleven new local visit reports.
These include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, a prison,
and a young offenders institution.
The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the
Commission's visits, four of which were unannounced. They make
recommendations for change where necessary. The Commission expects
a response to each of its recommendations within three months of
the reports being published.
The reports are for:
Hospital, Skye House, Glasgow (announced)
Hospital, Ailsa Ward, Glasgow (unannounced)
The Priory Hospital, Glasgow (unannounced)
Hospital for Children, National Child Inpatient Unit, Glasgow
Edinburgh Hospital, Eden male and female wards, Edinburgh
Forth Valley Royal
Hospital, Ward 1, Larbert (announced)
Hospital, Trystview Ward, Larbert (announced)
Prison Perth, Perth (announced)
Polmont, Falkirk (announced)
General Hospital, Cauldshiels Ward, Melrose (unannounced)
Hospital, Lindean Ward, Melrose (unannounced)
A Mental Welfare Commission spokesperson said: "We undertake
over 100 local visits like these every year. By publishing our
reports we hope to help share good practice where we find it, and
call for change where services are lacking."
Notes to Editors
The Commission publishes local visit reports once a month on its
Local visit reports by health
Mary Mowat 0131 313 8786